Multiple Hereditary Exostoses is one of
many painful and deforming genetic musculo-skeletol disorders.
explain how new genetic research may be able to find a cure -- in our
lifetime, perhaps -- for painful osteochondromas and tumors that deform
the arms and legs, cut into nerves and keep children from experiencing
what most of us take for granted.
It also explores why rare diseases help us gain insight into more common diseases that plague virtually every family.